Node retrieval in axillary lymph node dissections: recommendations for minimum numbers to be confident about node negative status

J E A Somner, J M J Dixon, J S J Thomas, MIchael Dixon

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Abstract

To determine the minimum number of lymph nodes needed in an axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) specimen to be confident that the axilla is free from metastases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-8
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Pathology
Volume57
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

Keywords

  • Axilla
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sensitivity and Specificity

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